Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Why Everything You Know About Lactic Acid Might Be Wrong | Breaking Muscle


This is a good read, but a bit geeky.  The short version - lactic acid does not cause DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) or the feeling of the "burn" when training hard.  But lactic acid is rapidly broken down and recycled to make more fuel, for either oxidative or glycolytic training.

Why do you need to know this?  You probably don't, you just need to train hard and smart, but if you read this article you can save yourself the overwhelming indignity of repeating last century's understanding of what lactic acid does and does not do in your body!

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